The EU’s decision to ban cars with internal combustion engines from 2035 has now become the subject of political controversy.
The implementation of universal electrification from 2035 which has been decided by the European Union is certainly a big decision which it will lead to significant changes not only in the automotive industry but also in the daily life of Europeans.
The majority of EU countries have already approved the road map to a complete ban on conventional engines, however, in some, this approval takes on a clearly political dimension.
The example of Italy is typical, which once again lives in an uncertain political landscape, with the rise of far-right and populists evident.
Among them the well-known and unexceptional Matteo Salvini, who stated that a referendum should be held on whether the citizens of the country agree with the decision of the E.U.
The leader of the far-right party of the League of the North, stated that this decision will lead to unemployment for a large part of the workers employed in the country. And the automotive industry is a top economic activity for the neighboring country.
Salvini argues that companies such as thethe but even the they will be forced to lay off workers.
In particular he said “Let the workers in Mirafiori and throughout Italy decide, it is not fair to fire Italian workers for the benefit of the Chinese”referring to Fiat’s main factory in Turin.
Salvini’s proposal is made within the framework of the election campaign being carried out in Italy, with the elections being this Sunday where far-right and populist formations dominate the polls.
The decision to ban internal combustion engines 100% from 2035 it has already been voted by the European Parliament, and remains to be ratified by the parliaments of the EU member countries.
As far as Greece is concerned, however, the compliance with the decisions of the E.U. is clearly an easier decision, as we do not have our own automotive industry which could be affected to some extent.
There is, of course, the “thorn” of infrastructure and the general economic situation of the country which makes the transition to electric mobility difficult, but by 2035 many things will have changed.
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